Congressman Mark Critz was joined at a press conference today by Democratic elected officials and leaders from Allegheny and Beaver Counties, who endorsed him in the race for the 12th Congressional District seat. In attendance were Congressman Jason Altmire, Congressman Mike Doyle, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Allegheny County Democratic Committee Chairwoman Nancy Mills, and Beaver County Commissioners Joe Spanik and Tony Amadio, among other elected officials and leaders. Altmire, Mills, Doyle, and Fitzgerald spoke to the need to return Critz to Congress because of his strong record on job creation and protecting vital programs like Social Security and Medicare.
"When Mark Critz first ran for Congress in 2010, I supported him and worked for his election because I knew that his top priority would be to create jobs and fight for the middle class," Altmire said. "Through our work together in Congress since that time, I have seen firsthand Mark's continued commitment to western Pennsylvania's working families."
"Allegheny County and Western Pennsylvania need Mark Critz in Congress because he's taking on China and fighting to end unfair trade deals that ship our jobs overseas," Fitzgerald said. "I trust that Mark will continue to stand up for Western Pennsylvania jobs which is why we need to send him back to Washington to fight for us."
"It is vital that Western Pennsylvania sends Mark Critz back to Congress so he can continue to fight to create jobs and stand up for seniors," Doyle said. "Our party is unified behind Mark Critz because we know that we can count on him to fight for jobs while protecting Social Security and Medicare."
Critz said that the unified support of Western Pennsylvania's Democratic elected officials and leaders puts his campaign on strong footing as it moves into the general election in November. Critz praised Jason Altmire for his tireless work for the region and said that he will emulate his efforts to represent all of Western Pennsylvania in Congress.
"I am grateful for the unified support from Western Pennsylvania's Democrats," Critz said. "As a result of the strong support from these elected officials and leaders, we are in a very strong position as we work toward victory in November."
"I especially want to thank Congressman Jason Altmire for his support and his tireless work on behalf of the people of Western Pennsylvania," Critz said. "I want the people who are currently represented by Jason to know that I will do my best to emulate his efforts to work to create jobs for every township and borough, every city, and every county in this district."